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    Homer Doctorow Analysis

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    Doctorow depicts the possibilities in the life of a blind protagonist, Homer Collyer. Although Homer discerns darkness in a negative connotation, darkness can only be seen and sight is not the only sense for humans. Thus, blindness does not replace the senses or disconnect the Collyer brothers from the world. In a passage on page 159, Langley Collyer’s theory of replacement enables Homer to explore the advantages of his disability which include interacting with the world in a different perspective to maintain his valuable memories, developing positive views about his disability and adapting to other senses. Doctorow incorporates Langley’s…

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    Hoarding is an extremely dangerous habit. It puts people’s lives at risk especially the hoarders themselves as well as family, friends, and any first responder that may have to respond to such a situation. Hoarding presents fire and health hazards. The Collyer brothers are one such case of hoarding. The elder’s name was Homer and the younger’s Langley. In 1933 Homer went blind from hemorrhages in the back of his eyes. Langley then quit his job to look after him. After some attempted robberies…

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    Fairy tales’ economic length and straightforward lessons provide gender-related developmental paradigms with not only the pervasive patriarchal view as noted by Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, but also the limited yet empowering vision of females. The female protagonist in All-Kinds-of-Fur in Brothers Grimm 's collection displays what at first appears to be a passive, objectified female personality, which a prominent narratologist Peter Brooks points out in his book Reading for the Plot;…

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    Snow White Red

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    The Color Red: The Key to Woman’s Sexual Maturity The color red has always had some significant meaning, whether it is in real life, myths, legends, or even fairy tales. Two fairy tales which illustrate the symbolic meaning of the color red are two tales about Snow White; Brothers Grimm’s “Snow White” and Lasiar Gheug, “The King of Ireland’s Daughter.” In these fairy tales red resembles the opportunity for women to be rescued by a prince and possibly reach sexual maturity, but the shedding of…

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    In the original story, the protagonist makes the choice to exchange her voice for legs. She then proceeds to have her tongue removed out of her mouth –while brutal and graphic, this scene was very important as it was a) realistic to how someone could miraculously lose their voice, and b) showed the reader the mermaid’s desperation and willingness to do anything to become human. Disney offered none of that depth in their scene, their adaption and had the sea witch simply sing a song and work some…

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    December 17th, 1903, the Wright Brothers took flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The iconic event was the first fully documented successful powered flight by a heavier-than-air aircraft. The brothers catapulted to the front of aviation innovation; the names Orville and Wilbur Wright became known world-wide, and the brothers were celebrated as heroes in the United States. All of this praise couldn’t last forever, though, and soon Orville and Wilbur encountered issues with the patenting and…

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    Mackenzie Myers Stephanie Webster ENGL 240 8 November 2014 The Disneyfication of the Grimm’s Fairy Tales The topic of this research paper is to explore the Grimm Fairy Tales in pop culture, the disneyfication of the Grimm’s Fairy Tales as well as feminism of princesses in modern adaptations of the tales movies. The authors were two brothers from Germany, Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm. The brothers are well known for their collection of fairy tales but many people don’t know the origins of the…

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    Fairy Tales: Disney vs Grimm Brothers Everyone at some point has seen or heard of the Disney fairy tales such as the well-known Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and so on and so forth. However, what you might not know is where these stories originated from. A majority of Disney’s stories are an adaption of the Grimm’s Fairy Tales which aren’t nearly as heartwarming as Disney portrays them as. However, how do the two stories compare and contrast to one another? The major similarities and…

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    Fairy tales tend to illustrate how a parent 's actions can affect their children’s life a great deal, either good or bad. This is shown in the stories “Beauty and the Beast”, “Hansel and Grethel”, “The Twelve Brothers”, “Little Red Cap”, “Rapunzel”, “Rumpelstiltskin”, “Cinderella”, “Snow White”, “Li Chi Slays The Serpent”, and “The Maiden Without Hands.” These fairy tales show that good treatment from the parent results in the child being superb and doing good deeds. However, parents abandoning,…

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    Each version of the tale was influenced by the time in history that it was told or written down. Two popular versions of this tale were written by the Grimm Brothers in in 1634 and Charles Perrault in 1697. The two versions of the Cinderella story by Charles Perrault and the Grimm Brothers differ in the plot and its message to the audience. The plots of the two different folktales of Cinderella differ in type of help the main character receives to overcome the obstacles and hardships in her…

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